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state are still unsettled. >>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. we have live team coverage of this historic election in just a moment. but first we begin with the weather today, folks. right now we're tracking a strong coastal storm. >> it's making its way across the mid-atlantic at this hour and it could mean snow for some of us. let's go over to veronica johnson. >> yes, still a strong coastal storm. as i said yesterday, the storm system more off the coast and still trying to overcome a lot of dry air. so this is how our day has looked pretty much with really precipitation falling throughout. just got off the phone with a friend of mine up in essex, maryland, areas northeast baltimore, where there's been a few drops of rain falling there. let's take me up to philadelphia, pennsylvania, where they've had flakes of snow. in fact, bigger flakes. you can see covering the camera lens. you can see the traffic down below. philadelphia, pennsylvania, from this coastal storm, one of the areas that's expecting some of the higherccumulating snowfalls. trenton, new jers
'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. jared lee loughner wounded 13 others in that attack of 2011, including former congressman gabrielle giffords. >> keith russell joins us live from the newsroom for the emotionalinute when they came face to face today. >> chances are we'll never know where he killed the victims. it's a chance for them to close the door on the ugly chapter. loughnau seven life terms, one for each of the six people he killed. outside that safeway in tucson, arizona. one for the attempted assassination of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. giffords was among the victims who had a chance to see loughner face to face. he did not speak in court today. she didn't speak. but her husband, mark kelly, did. telling loughner, you tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own. but know this, and remember it always, you failed. arizona congressman ron barber, who won giffords' seat in congress after that shooting, also had a message for loughner at a press conference just moments ago. >> i hope that these long years of incarceration that you face wi
afternoon, i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. >>> a school bus flips in maryland today. this is the view now from chopper 4 of a montgomery school bus. this crash happened around 1:30 this afternoon right here on maryland route 97 near rolling hills drive. police tell us a car clipped the bus, causing it to flip onto its side. one student was on board at the time and was not hurt. both drivers suffered minor injuries. there's no word on which driver was at fault. >>> the ntsb has arrived at the scene of a tragedy in texas. last night a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families. four men who served our country were killed in that crash. nbc's jay gray is live now in midland, texas, where some service members rushed to help save lives just seconds after the impact. jay? >> reporter: yeah, jim, you're right, heroes here. it began as a celebration to honor our nation's heroes but in a matter of minutes at the intersection behind me, it shifted to chaos. now it's giving way to a weekend of mourning here. it stood almost like a mem
jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. the brother of actress mia farrow is being held on an $800,000 bond. police in anne arundel county arrested john charles villiers-farrow today. they say two men came forward in august saying he sexually abused them when they were just 9 years old. the allegations refer to a time period between 2000 and 2008. derrick ward is following this story this afternoon and will have the latest developments tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> unprecedented penalty, bp has agreed to pay a record u.s. fine for the massive oil spill down in the gulf of mexico in a settlement with the justice department. they'll pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges. the government also charged two top bp officers with manslaughter in connection with the 11 people who died onboard the deep water horizon two years ago. jay gray explains why bp could still face more charges. >> reporter: the oil spread for miles after the collapse of the deepwater horizon well, choking away wildlife and crippling communities all along the gulf coast. and today, more than two year
, everyone, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. 37 in new york city alone, more than 4 million people are still without power. and countless more hours of cleanup are still ahead for many. >> as the recovery ramps up right now, jay gray has more on the potential bad news in the forecast. >> reporter: where the damage is so intense, so far reaching, it can be hard to figure out how to even start to come back. >> you see their whole livelihoods crash into the ocean. it's devastating. >> reporter: in many areas, crews are moving the mess that sandy left behind. but in some of the hardest hit communities, like seaside heights, new jersey, there are no recovery teams or residents yet, and frustrations are building. >> why safe there and nowhere else? talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house, i care about your lives. >> reporter: lives, that like the atlantic coast have been battered and torn apart. >> no electricity, no heat, no hot water. we need more help. >> reporter: supplies and support are pouring in, water by the truckloads,
evening, everybody, i'm jim handly. jim rosenfield is on assignment tonight. it is the final sprint to election day, and the latest nbc news/wall street journal poll confirms a nearly deadlocked rate. 48-47%. candidates are crisscrossing the country tonight. brian mooar follows them as they make their final case to voters. >> just two more days. >> reporter: two days before voters go to the polls. republican nominee mitt romney and president obama were fighting for votes in the battleground states. >> florida, in two days, you've got a choice to make. >> reporter: the final nbc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48% to 47% lead. but the president's handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president is going to confirm. >> reporter: in ohio, governor romney is six points down. that's forcing him to look to other states like iowa. >> we can do better, a better america, a stronger america is ahead. >> reporter: a day after governor romney stumped in new hampshire -- >
the wheel. >>> welcome back to news4 at 4:00. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. at 4:30, an update on the breaking news that we brought you at the top of the hour. a prince george's county school bus involved in an accident in upper marlboro this afternoon. police tell us an suv rear-ended the bus here just before 3:00 on route 301 near marlboro pike. 32 students were onboard this bus at the time. the students had some very minor injuries. but none went to the hospital. no word on the condition of the suv driver at this hour. >>> anne arundel police have just released these surveillance photos of a man wanted in a shooting at walmart. police say it started with a robbery around 4:30 this morning at the store in laurel near the vw parkway. the gunman who covered his face with a hood and a scarf forced a manager into the parking lot and shot him. the manager is expected to survive. >>> when you go food shopping, first thing you look at is the packaging. no one thinks they're getting a full day's serving of fresh fruit in a box of cereal, but are some healthy foods misleading you? >>
? >>> good afternoon, i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. new developments today involving this scandal around cia director petraeus. >> there is new information about the affair that ended the retired general's career at the cia. and there are growing questions about how and when the president and top congressional leaders were notified about the unfolding scandal. danielle lee has the latest. >> reporter: lawmakers are criticizing the fbi for initially keeping secret, an investigation that led to the downfall of former cia director david petraeus. >> to have someone out there in such a sensitive position, who the fbi thought perhaps could have been compromised or under the scope of an fbi investigation who may or may not have been having an afarp at the time, that had to have been brought to the president, or certainly to the security council. >> reporter: government officials say the investigation started out months ago with the potential case of cyber harassment. jill kelly, a friend of petraeus, said she was receiving anonymous threatening e-mails. the fbi traced it to paula broadw
. this is it. good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we are on the trail with president obama and mitt romney. and we're also watching the polls in your neighborhood. we begin with news4's adam tuss in battleground virginia. he joins us live. the lines have been long today. >> reporter: here at this polling place, the line has been about two and a half to three hours long all day. right now, it is moving. that's the good news. it still stretches down the hill and then has to go into the building. waiting to be a part of history. some in the cold shade dance a jig to stay warm keeping the feet moving. once inside the door, greeted by reality again. the line here snaking around corners. twisting and turning before the finish line finally in sight. >> it has been long, a big wait. i've had to cancel two meetings for work so far. i may even spend up spending a vacation day just to vote today. >> for those who can't wait that long, a chance to rest until their partner waiting in line gets close. some saying there should be more help on hand but most taking it i
>>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. but we begin on this election eve with the weather. we are watching another storm. >> it could bring wind, rain and even snow. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is keeping track. veronica? >> thanks a lot, guys. i want to emphasize, this is really a storm system that still is evolving, it still hasn't made its way to the coast yet. so a lot could change with its track. but for right now, for right now here's what we're seeing with the impact. by the time we get to 11:00 p.m. on wednesday evening. we'll have some rain around here and the possibility of a little bit of snow. a chance right now as we get into early thursday morning. the areas shaded in red where the highest impact would be, the delaware coast, new jersey coast and right up into areas of new york city and long island once again with a high impact there of coastal flooding being a problem. remember, those are the areas just hit by sandy. a lot of the dunes and protection gone from the coast, so it allows the water to flow more freely inland. area
is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> and welcome back at 4:30, everyone. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. they arrive after every major storm. unlicensed contractors trying to make a fast buck. >> after the destruction we saw from sandy, a lot of homeowners need help, but many could pay the price for not checking on the people they hire. nbc's jeff rossen went to long island and found many unlicensed contractors already at work. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: sandy's sheer power caught on home video. now the massive cleanup is under way. and investigators say unlicensed contractors are coming out of the woodwork. >> hi. jeff rossen from nbc news. can we talk to you real quick? >> why did you tell us you were licensed and trained to remove trees? >> reporter: these guys already at work on the decimated homes of vulnerable storm victims. >> it's terrible. it's not conscionable behavior. >> reporter: frank van dyke is a veteran investigator with suffolk county's consumer affairs unit. >> okay. this contractor's operating right over here. >> reporter: scanning for companies br
. >>> and a change is coming to sesame street after elmo's inventer is >>> welcome back, everybody. at 4:30, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we begin with our big breaking news. a 17-year-old charged with killing a d.c. cab driver is accused of mushding a waldorf women. joshua mebane was arrested for the murder of teresa bass. bass was shot a few days before halloween as she walk on a trail with her husband near her home. he is accused of shooting and killing a d.c. cab driver in northeast last wednesday. coming up on news4 at 5:00, news4's reporter will have a live report on what led to this new report. >>> the former d.c. council chair kwame brown sentenced to two years probation today. six months of home detention and 480 hours of community service for federal bank fraud. brown admitted to lying on documents, loan documents and stepped down as part of the plea deal. he also got a suspended 30-day jail sentence for a campaign finance charge so he won't have to spend any time hinl bars if he sticks to his probation material. >>> to the growing petraeus scandal. a defense official strongly d
'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. david petraeus has resigned from his post as cia director admitting he had an extra mareful affair. it is a story you heard first on nbc news. president obama accepted petraeus' resignation today. >> in a statement today the president said he has confidence that the cia will continue its mission. deputy director mike morall has been named as acting director today. we will talk live with kristen welker about the reaction from the white house. >>> heading into the weekend, let's check on the weather with meteorologist veronica johnson. >> three hands up in the air because it's going to be really, really nice weather and a lot of folks are excited because they have been itching to get outside. we'll talk about the evening and we have the sun just about ready to set before 5:00 today. look at that sunset there from the guylord resort looking towards the will droe wilson bridge. 55 leesburg and 60 right now, though, in warrenten. we'll drop overnight and chilly, back down to the 30s and even 29 culpepper to pax river and 41 degrees your overnight
. >> keith, what's up? >> let's take a look at the stories we are following on news 4 this afternoon. jim handly joins us with a preview of things to come. >> a busy friday at 4:00 and 5:00. it's a tight presidential race. going early to cast your ballot doesn't mean you will avoid the long lines. we'll be joined to explain what's causing the crowds days before election day. she'll explain what issues are driving people to the polls. if you had a tree drop on your home, will insurance pay for it? liz crenshaw that has ans at 4:00 and 5:00. we'll have the latest news and weather. >> see you then. >> time for a final check on the forecast. >> if you are about to head out the door, you need a windbreaker. a chill in the air. we are still being affected by sandy. the host of tropical low spinning over quebec in eastern canada is giving a northwesterly wind. it's brought in dry air. it's cleared out the sky a little bit. the areas in blue in the 40s. around washington and the areas in green, it's beginning to climb into the low 50s. we'll have 50s for a couple hours mid afternoon and then the
in the refrigerator? >> well, if you have any leftovers, if jim handly is not coming over, as you're putting away the turkey, keep the usda rules in mind. cut the turkey up into small pieces, not a big chunk in the fridge and refrigerate the stuffing and turkey separately in shallow containers within two hours of pulling the stuff out of the oven. also, they want you to eat your leftover turkey and stuffing within about four days. for more thanksgiving and cooking safety tips, go to nbcwashington.com, and search turkey tips. >> all right. so we hope you have a safe cooking thanksgiving this year. >> i'm going to have a pizza the day after thanksgiving. handly? >> i'll drink to that. >>> there's a new landmark in south d.c. canal park opened to the public today. the outdoor space has water features and sculptures. but many people think the best part is the ice skating rink that also opened for business today. canal park is located at second and m street southeast near the navy yard metro station. and that's not far from nats park. we are told a restaurant with outdoor seating will open at the park
'll be back in a few minutes with another update. >>> welcome to viewpoint. i'm jim handly. this morning, talking healthcare for d.c. residents, how the city is implementing the affordable health care act. our guest this morning, a business owner in northwest washington. also with us, chair of the d.c. health exchange authority, and kate sullivan hair, health policy expert and strategist as well. welcome to you all. great to see you again, doctor. >> thank you. >> let's start with hb x, for our viewers out there and for me, for all of us, we're trying to do this in a half hour, and it's a lot to tackle. the district has created the health care ehange authority who are building on obama care, the president's affordable health care act. tell us what does it do and what are the responsibilities of hb x? >> the exchange is the centerpiece of president obama's plan. this is the place where a consumer can go. by computer, by cell phone, you will go and have all of the different health plans at our eye level. so you can see how much they cost what the benefits are, and no more small prints no,
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